Watching butterflies…(and a giveaway)

My children love learning about nature and are very curious and interested in all sorts of things animal and plant related. It’s something I encourage and the reason why we have pets, some unusual, and some more normal. (we currently have a giant African Land Snail,  a hamster, stick insects, two rabbits, two cats and some fish, some days I do feel like I run a zoo…) 

We recently had fun watching some caterpillars grow, pupate and hatch, and then release them. I thought that they (and me) would enjoy the whole process and it was fascinating and educational too. 

We had a special kit from Insect Lore and we set it up, watched the caterpillars get fat, then start to pupate or turn into chrysalis then slowly hatch into beautiful butterflies, Painted Ladies to be exact. We had five caterpillars and it was amazing to watch them appear. 

We released them into our garden, and they fluttered about for a little bit then flew away. We are waiting for our next batch of caterpillars to arrive so we can start all over again. 

The kits are brilliant and have everything you and the caterpillars need to grow and metamorphosize into butterflies.

We loved our kit so much we would love to share the fun with our blog readers. So we have one full Butterfly garden to giveaway on the blog. 

Butterfly garden

To enter, tell us what you liked to watch hatch and grow when you were a child? My poor mum had to put up with my brother and I bringing all sorts of things home to watch them change and grow. My favorite was tadpoles, which I kept in buckets in our garden, and loved watching them turn into frogs.

Then click on the Rafflecopter link and follow the instructions. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms & Conditions:

One butterfly garden as a prize. No cash alternative.

Winner must comply with all requirements via Rafflecopter. 

Winner will be notified via e-mail to arrange postage of prize. 

Giveaway ends on July 9th 2016. 


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19 comments on “Watching butterflies…(and a giveaway)
  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    A chick!

  2. Jo Hutchinson says:

    Tadpoles were a favourite, the problem was the frogs would sometimes escape and get lost in the house.

  3. kim neville says:

    A cute chick. They had some at my son’s nursery and the kids loved watching them hatch and then holding them

  4. Fozia S says:

    A chick! My youngest enjoyed it at nursery when they hatched three

  5. julie kenny says:

    chicks are great to watch my little ones have hatched them at school x

  6. kim plant says:

    a chicken x

  7. Hayley F says:

    Chicks, they are so cute x

  8. abigail edkins says:

    Id go for tadpoles too…I loved watching the process at school

  9. Chrissie Curtis says:


  10. When I worked in environmental education, before moving to France, I used to buy loads of supplies from Insect Lore and I know a lot of schools loved their butterfly garden. A great giveaway and I hope some-one gets a lot of fun from it. #AnimalTales
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  11. Natalie White says:

    Chicks! We hatched a baby bird in my primary school 🙂 It grew into a lovely tame thing!

  12. Shelly says:

    chicks. always so cute

  13. cheryl hadfield says:

    Has to be a chick

  14. Kim Styles says:

    butterfly from a chrysalis

  15. Maggie Ali says:

    tadpoles 🙂

  16. Janice Mackin says:

    Chicks are fun to watch.

  17. I would love to see a chick hatch and grow.

  18. Natalie Crossan says:

    A chick 🙂 xx

  19. Jo McPherson says:

    Tadpoles – I loved collecting them when I was young and watching them hatch and grow

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